UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies

Digital Promise

In this webinar, Jason and one of the YouthBuild USA Teaching Fellows, Jo Forman, talk about why UDL is important when working with adult learners, and they outline several UDL guidelines and give strategies for using UDL in the classroom. For more information about UDL concepts, guidelines and strategies visit www.cast.org. The post UDL for Adult Learners: Guidelines and Strategies appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Google Drive Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is one of our popular charts we published in 2017. The chart features links to a wide variety of guidelines to help teachers and educators develop a grounded understating of Google Drive and.read more

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Some Guidelines for Using Twitter

ProfHacker

There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. Every year makes it a little clearer that Twitter and Facebook are probably a little more interested in advertising revenue than they are in shutting down–heck, even mildly alleviating–abuse.

Campuses Cautious As They Adjust To New Sexual Assault Guidelines

NPR Learning and Tech

New federal guidelines for handling allegations of sexual assault have left many school administrators either vowing to maintain current policies or scrambling to figure out what to do. Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Not All Fun And Games: New Guidelines Urge Schools To Rethink Recess

NPR Learning and Tech

New guidelines urge schools to take recess seriously. It's not just play time for kids and a chance for teachers to get a break. Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR

Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful

MindShift

Lessons learned from over 10 years of sustaining a school model that goes against the grain of traditional education. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!

Four Guidelines for Innovating and Designing a Book Unit

EdTechTeam

I offer four guidelines that I use when designing book projects for my junior high students: STUDENTS MUST HAVE CHOICE - not all students learn the same, and not all students create the same, so we need to give them a choice in demonstrating their learning. When I was a young student, I loved reading. I have memories of hiding under my blankets in bed with a flashlight, hoping my parents never caught me and made me go to sleep.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade-levels below are guidelines. This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. Last year, almost 300,000 students (age 4-104) participated from over 180 countries and wrote almost 20 billion lines of code. The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think.

Chromebook Guidelines Chart for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 22, 2017 For those of you using Chromebooks in their instruction, the chart below is a great resource to keep handy. The chart is based on insights collected from Chromebook Help. As is the.read more. Charts Chromebook resources

Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

Ask a Tech Teacher

The program had me update my login to the new standards and made it easy to add students under the new guidelines. Zapzapmath is a free gamified ecosystem that teaches math skills aligned with many national and international standards. Its format is engaging, music lively, and layout colorful. The over 180 games spanning 900 difficulty levels are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics.

A Handy Chart Featuring YouTube Guidelines for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 21, 2017 Here is a handy chart we have prepared for teachers using YouTube in their instruction and for anyone else interested in learning more about how to use YouTube effectively. The.read more. Charts YouTube Tips

A Framework for Technology Adoption: Making Your Pedagogy Deeply Digital

The Journal

The result: five guidelines. Educators, what’s your take on these five guidelines? This week’s blog post distills our 30-plus years of working in K–12 classrooms trying, trying, trying to integrate computing devices into those K–12 classrooms. Researchers: "Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other

Important Guidelines to Help You make The Best of Google Maps in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

March 11, 2017 A few weeks ago we started a series of blog posts covering some of the main Google services for us in education. For each of these services we create a chart featuring the.read more. Charts Google Maps resources

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Set down conversation guidelines like 1) refer to each other by name, 2) participate by building on conversations, 3) participate often with comments and reactions to ideas of others, 4) don’t dominate the stage, 5) disagree, but don’t be disagreeable, and 6) wait your turn. Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to provide evidence of their statements?

Make The Best of YouTube in Your Teaching Using These Guidelines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

July 12, 2017 YouTube is absolutely one of the best video hosting platforms teachers and students can draw on to access, curate and share educational video content. It also provides a powerful video.read more. Repost

How to Create a Vision

Education Elements

As Education Elements has worked with districts across the country, we’ve found a few simple guidelines can help make the visioning process invigorating and inspiring rather than routine or frustrating. Vision-setting can be a painful process. Hours may be spent on one twisting sentence. Long, awkward silences may follow periods of disagreement. Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

See Todd’s show for guidelines. 10MT #22 | An Interview with Librarian Chad Lehman From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what? Great maker spaces often have arts and crafts too! Additionally, Chad talks about how he orients students to the maker space and the biggest problems he’s had with it (and how he’s solving them.)

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Quality Feedback Begins with Good Assessment

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Feedback Corwin feedback formative assessment guidelines James Nottingham Jill Nottingham prerequisites Rita Platt toolsChallenging Learning Through Feedback is an inspiring book that links feedback to a strong, ongoing classroom assessment process. Thanks to the authors, says teacher-librarian Rita Platt, the quality of her own formative assessments and feedback has improved.

Microsoft Honors Safer Internet Day with Launch of Digital Citizenship Campaign

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant offers guidelines and support to make a safer online experience for children. Digital Citizenship Internet

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Note: School guidelines vary depending upon their missions. I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos. Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world.

12 Fresh Ways to Assess Student Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers post questions, provide guidelines and expectations, and students respond. Assessing student learning used to be as simple as giving a test that consisted of multiple choice, True/False, short answer, and/or essay. How many answers students got right told the teacher how much they knew. No need to look further. Simply grade, record, and move on to the next chapter.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

UDL has reordered the principles and guidelines, to begin with, Multiple Means of Engagement, the Why of Learning that compliments how the Design Thinking Process involves learners in identifying an authentic problem or challenge. The National Center on Universal Design for Learning goes deeper referring to the alternate version of the UDL Guidelines found in the book UDL Theory and Practice by David Rose and Ann Meyers where the order of the principles and the guidelines have changed.

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Teaching Morals and Ethics In a World of Gray

The CoolCatTeacher

” Give kids simple guidelines for how to treat others and how to live life. A Cathy Rubin Global Education Discussion From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The murderous mobster Jimmy Hoffa once said, “I may have my faults, but being wrong ain’t one of them.”

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. 7–no 10, wait 12–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? 5 Great Tech Ed Blogs You May Not Have Heard Of. Internet Skills for K-8: Blogs.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

While several taxonomies that define levels of evidence exist, such as the NSF Common Guidelines , ESSA , and the Learning Assembly Evaluation Taxonomy , there remains a need for common definitions for different types of research. Tools designed to aid in evidence-based decision making, such as Digital Promise’s Ed Tech Pilot Framework and Mathematica’s understanding types of evidence guidelines, offer one approach to building capacity on the demand side.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can find age-specific guidelines, videos, and articles that offer advice, resources, and more from parents and experts. In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. She believed her tormenters’ horrid insults, never thought she could find a way to stop them, and killed herself. She’s not the only one.

What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

This means students have clear guidelines for how to define success over time, making it easy for all stakeholders in a student’s learning to determine if they are accomplishing what must be done for college and career. How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? They mistakenly conflate these exemplars with learning.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These guidelines have been created by the World Wide Web Consortium ( W3CM ), the same organization that is behind HTML, CSS, XML and other technical stuff that make the Internet possible. But creating online learning materials that can be accessed by all students, including those that have a disability, is not just about following the above-mentioned guidelines. Equality and equity are two sensitive concepts.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

The first thing to keep in mind is that it’s way easier to follow and implement accessibility guidelines and principles when creating from scratch online learning materials for courses rather than do this later. If you follow the above tips and guidelines, all your students, no matter their physical state, can learn what you teach. In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

What follows are the general guidelines I use to plan and structure my professional development workshops. Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development. Sadly, though, too many teachers believe that those mandatory, one-size-fits-all professional development sessions offered by their schools are a waste of time and money.

Why bother with theory when you’ve got big data?

The Christensen Institute

Throughout the two millennia that preceded a true understanding of its cause, many remedies were prescribed, and by the 1830s something like clinical guidelines were developed for the prevention and treatment of the disorder. Researchers got what we might refer to as “noisy” data from implementations of their clinical guidelines. Without a drive to understand the causal mechanism for scurvy, these guidelines did not evolve much. Big data is hotter than ever.

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6 Unbeatable Ways To Spot High Quality Open Education Resources (OER)

Wisewire

A “search the Commons” feature is also a great resource for locating usably licensed content that can be adapted, remixed, or reproduced according to clearly defined guidelines. On Wikimedia Commons, all educational media content is either public domain or freely-licensed, and can be used per the license guidelines. Since OER came onto the map in the early 2000s, the pool of available resources has grown into a vast ocean.

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How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. While schools can sponsor month-long events, the most popular is to wear orange on October 19th, designated Unity Day. Why is this so important?

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A further 4 ways to stimulate online learner engagement

Neo LMS

So use some of these as guidelines: Chunking: Instead of just breaking modules into linear ones (one thing after the other), you could try to explore chunking the content together by topic. Online learning is a terrific way to create stimulating learning environments for students.

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a post which covers fourteen AUP guidelines and places to go to view standard AUPs. ‘Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. Not surprisingly, it takes a lot more than a room full of computers, iPads, and apps to turn “tech ed” from marketing to mainstream.